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Greek Antiquity in Schiller's Wallenstein

By: Berns, Gisela N.

Part of the University of North Carolina Studies in Germanic Languages and Literature series
146965668X / 9781469656687
Paperback / softback
Published 30/05/2020
United States
152 x 229 mm 168 pages
General (US: Trade)  Learn More Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly

An exploration of the poetic function of Greek archetypes in Schiller's Wallenstein, this study claims Homer's Iliad and Euripides's Iphigenia in Aulis, the first epic and the last tragic poem about the Trojan War in the Greek tradition, as archetypal sources for Schiller's modern historical drama about the Thirty Years War.

In close comparison with Voss's translation of the Iliad and Schiller's own translation of Iphigenia in Aulis, Berns shows how Wallenstein compounds echoes of Homeric and Euripidean characters and plots to create a rich horizon of mythical overtones above and beyond the historical world.


2ACG German, DD Plays, playscripts, DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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